Paying for ARC

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$9,760 ($1,104)
Off-campus Living Costs
$17,532
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$326 ($46)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of American River College are $1,104 for California residents and $9,760 for out-of-state students. Compare to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California, its tuition & fees are relatively expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Antelope Valley College and Chabot College, tuition & fees of American River College is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $8,232.
The average living cost of the school is $17,532 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at American River College are $1,104 for California residents and $9,760 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.48% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearTuitionFees
2016$6,168 $1,104
2017$6,600 $1,104
2018$7,104 $1,104
2019$7,608 $1,104
2020$7,824 $1,104
2021$8,472 $1,288

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $17,532 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$11,494$4,078
2017$12,492$4,160
2018$13,293$4,239
2019$13,293$4,239
2020$13,293$4,239
2021$16,580$5,062

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,854 at American River College. The books & supplies cost stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

American River College 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,746
2017$1,792
2018$1,854
2019$1,854
2020$1,854
2021$1,972

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at American River College is $46 for California residents and $326 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.84% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$46$257
2017$46$275
2018$46$296
2019$46$317
2020$46$326
2021$46$326

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart